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Today's News

  • Long Hunters discussed at Ancestral Trails meeting

    Phillip Williams, left, and Bruce McGuffin were guest speakers at the May meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society. The topic of discussion was the frontier long hunters, who hunted in Kentucky for one to two years at a time. They also discussed the market hunters, who hunted in Kentucky for money. Each animal hide would bring about $4 in the east or England, where they were made into items such as hats and gloves. Many tools were used by these hunters on their trips and they were explained.

  • Faces & Places: Congratulations, Class of 2011
  • Lions welcome new member, Jason Aaron

    At the March 23 meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, Jason Aaron was inducted by District Gov. Tony Bishop as the club’s newest member. He is sponsored by PDG Norman Jones. Lion Aaron is a native of Winchester and is employed at South Central Bank. Pictured from left, Lion president Brian Dennis, PDG Lion Norman Jones, Brian Aaron and District Gov. Tony Bishop.

  • Working the trenches of Freeman Lake
  • Walker debuts E’town budget

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker presented a budget proposal Tuesday evening that could pose as a doppelganger to the 2010-11 budget, separated by only $200,000.

    The $57.5 million budget dips just under the $57.7 million plan approved last year and includes a $3.8 million deficit in the general fund that will be offset by reserves, which Finance Director Steve Park estimated at $22 million.

  • Drive smart this summer

    The issue: Driver awareness
    Our view: Use caution and slow down

  • 3RD REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Waves fall in semis (06/01)

    By ZACH GREENWELL

    For The News-Enterprise

    Butler County flashed plenty of offense Tuesday night, but senior pitcher CheyAnne Gaskey didn't really need it.

    Gaskey struck out 13, propelling the No. 10 Lady Bears to a 5-0 win over 18th-ranked Meade County in the semifinals of the 3rd Region Softball Tournament at Meade-Olin Park in Brandenburg.

    The Lady Waves (25-7) had their season ended in similar fashion last year, losing to Butler County in the 2010 region semifinals.

  • 3RD REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Meade falls to Muhlenberg, 8-0 in region semis (06/01)

    GREENVILLE Something the Meade County Green Wave had struggled with throughout the season might have cost them a shot at playing for a region championship.

    Meade County went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and tournament host Muhlenberg County broke the game open with an eight-run fourth inning en route to an 8-0 win Tuesday in the semifinals of the 3rd Region Baseball Tournament at Mustang Field.

    The Green Wave (16-16) stranded runners in scoring position in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings.

  • Heeding the call of garage sale season

    I was so deep in thought — reading a book about evil and the justice of God, that when my cell phone rang, I flinched. It was my wife, Lori.

    “I thought this weekend would be a great time for a garage sale,” she informed me.

    It wasn’t the news I wanted to hear.

    “Why?” I pleaded, glancing at the book about evil and the justice of God, trying to resist the temptation of associating the first word of the book with garage sales.

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Bruins roll past Taylor and into final (6/1)

    Central Hardin’s potent offense only produced five hits, but the Bruins found other ways to be productive, even getting a little help from the Taylor County Cardinals.

    The Bruins drew nine walks and Taylor County made seven errors as Central Hardin rolled to a 14-3 mercy-rule victory in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament semifinals Tuesday night at Central Hardin High School.